I have background only on boot, no menu, toolbar etc.
I can use alt F2 to run applications but its somewhat
awkward. The misbehaviour is probably the result
of the machine haviiing its power cut off without
being shutdown properly.

Any suggestions on how this can be fixed would
be appreciated.

Also knode thinks I have lines longer
than 80 chars unless I manually break the
lines myself. Word wrap is on.